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£1000 gaming build

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by LewisRaz, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. LewisRaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 23, 2016

    Posts: 1,120

    Location: North Essex

    Any thought or improvements on this for a gaming build?

    I have been tasked to get "ultra settings" for a new to PC gaming friend. He intends to play on a 1080p/60 TV.

    Struggling really to shoehorn the 1070 in and still get a respectable CPU to match it.

    What I have so far:

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £990.10 (includes shipping: £12.30) ​
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    He will be getting hand me down kb/mouse and windows is covered already
     
  2. Danny75

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 26, 2013

    Posts: 5,929

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £1,001.45 (includes shipping: £12.60)
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    It's been seen that if a 1060 doesn't provide 60 fps on Ultra @ 1080p (it does in most games), there's a good chance a 1070 won't either. Sure, you could have a couple of settings a bit higher but probably not all. So it's just a handful of games and very demanding settings (which tend to make no noticeable difference) that even a 1080Ti can barely handle at 1080p. Would be a different story if he was going to play on a higher refresh rate monitor.

    So I'd go for better balanced build with a good PSU, CPU that will stand the test of time a bit more, better mobo, and a nice 500GB SSD and case.
     
  3. LewisRaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 23, 2016

    Posts: 1,120

    Location: North Essex

    That is a much nicer balance. Could save a little on the case too as it wont be on show.

    Might go for a 2TB SSHD instead of the SSD only as this is for a new user and 500gb can be filled rather quickly with a few AAA games.
     
  4. orbitalwalsh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

    Posts: 8,887

    would personally keep the 500 GB SSD mentioned above or MX300 which is 525GB - extra space for OS- mainly due to SSD prices staying high and may creep up. HDD will always remain a constant price , or the Disk space will increase but keep a low price.

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £1,099.06 (includes shipping: £11.10) ​
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    3 year warranty and better PCB and design then Palit Dual^^
     
  5. Quartz

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 1, 2014

    Posts: 5,464

    Location: Aberdeen

    Despite that, spousal approval - because it will be in the main room - may be an issue.